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11  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Butterfly on: August 10, 2015 10:50:39 PM
I'm very pleased with the newest project from my pottery class.  I printed a clip art drawing of a butterfly onto an 8"x11" paper, cut it out & transferred the markings to a slab of clay.  I draped it over a shallow mold & carved the detail when it was leather hard.  The finish is food safe & the curved shape makes it ideal for use as a serving/candy dish.   I feel it's a much better effort than an earlier version I tried.



12  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Painted Garden Stake on: July 04, 2015 12:52:00 PM
PAINTED GARDEN STAKE

I found a bag of 5 spindles at a garage sale---each 12" long.  It included the threaded dowels to connect them---all for a couple of dollars.  I think they were originally intended to have boards put between them to make book shelves.  I've re-purposed them & made a garden stake---or 2, or 3, or 4, or 5.  I haven't decided yet.

It's one of those projects that took forever but I'm quite pleased with the end result.  I painted a rainbow of colors on the sections & added small flowers or garden critters to the flat areas (all 80 of them!).  Then I brushed on 3 coats of polyurethane for weather protection.   

Fortunately, I have a great Hubby who's willing to enter in to any project I attempt & help solve my problems.  He drilled out the top of one section so I could push a solar light into it  Then he donated the 12" extension handle from one of his paint rollers so I can make a stake to hold it in the ground.  Screws perfectly into the end of the spindle.

Now I'll have to decide if I want to make one 76" stake or several smaller ones.  I can buy more solar lights & paint roller extensions (these come in different lengths so there are numerous possibilities).   I can see there will be more fun ahead before I completely finish my project.





Work in progress.  Less than half finished.



Painting finished & 3 coats  polyurethane added.



Detail.



Two sections with roller extension & solar light.



Single section
13  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Not-a-flamingo (Anymore) on: May 31, 2015 07:14:06 PM
I've finally finished my second yard bird & am fairly well pleased with him.  I think he'd stand out in a flock of flamingos but that's OK---different is good.  Painting him was an enjoyable past time that definitely I want to try again sometime.







14  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Not-A-Flamingo on: May 29, 2015 01:42:33 PM
Thanks for the positive comments.  I mailed him Wednesday, Deb received him today & decided to display him inside.  I'm working on another now, but with a different look.
15  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Not-A-Flamingo on: May 29, 2015 11:10:25 AM
He's not a flamingo but I like my new yardbird.  I painted him for a friend & she's pleased with him too.  During his former life, he was pink/coral but I sprayed him white so the color wouldn't show thru.  Then I began by painting large spots of color all over him.  After that it was just a matter of adding the dots, spots & squiggles.  I didn't think I'd EVER finish but it was worth it.  There was too much detail in the wings to paint them the same way so I used the colors I had used for his body.  I clearcoated him with acrylic but don't know how long he'd last outdoors.  My friend can always stick him in a pot indoors or drill holes in a 2x4 & display him as he is in the photo. 







16  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Zen: Horse of a different color on: May 28, 2015 03:09:38 PM
Look what dripped off the end of my paintbrush!  I found this guy at a flea market & thought to give him new life.  I don't know the name of the toy but believe it's for little girls.  I forgot to take a "Before" photo.  He's about 6" tall with movable head & neck.  With Zentangle art in mind, I painted spots all over him & then added the details.  I tried coloring his mane & tail but most of it washed out so there's just a hint of blue to them---I like it.

His name is Zen, of course.





17  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Old Lap Table---New Memory on: April 15, 2015 11:51:55 AM
A few years ago a friend gave me an old lap table & over the years another friend has sent me several calendars from England.  I've since lost both friends & wanted to create a memory of them both. 

After sanding the table, I gave it several coats of white enamel.  I didn't use the calendar in the photo but took a different one apart, cut the main subject areas from the pages & used Mod Podge to adhere them to the table top in a patchwork fashion.  I added the printed type showing the subject of each photo & even made certain I used the photo with the notation of where, in the photo, my friend lived.  I used a green glitter Washi tape to outline the edges of the photos & then added an accent line of black down the center of the green.  After applying several thin coats of Mod Podge I gave it an acrylic finish for durability & put it in the spare bedroom.  Both attractive & useful. 









18  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Jujube, Camel Feltie ornament on: April 08, 2015 12:45:41 PM
Jujube (7" tall) was the original miniature I made as a test to see if I could make a larger camel for a friend.  I did & Sahara (about 2 ft tall) is posted elsewhere on the boards. 
Jujube's made of felt & has a wire framework.  I'm well pleased with her & can use her as an ornament or set her on a shelf.  I suppose could get ambitious & make a complete Nativity set to go with her.



19  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Prism, Egret make over on: April 04, 2015 05:30:44 PM
When we moved into our new house, I found a garden Egret faded, peeling & knee deep in the dirt beside the carport. His one toe had been amputated, his tail feathers slightly clipped & his beak broken.  I cleaned him up & painted him in standard egret colors.  Then, because of his missing parts, I decided he no longer merits being called an egret.  I wanted to give him a whole new identity so I began again & repainted him.   Because of his rainbow colors, I've named him Prism & think he looks much happier now.  He'll stand outside by our front lamp post instead of hidden away in the dirt. 



20  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Whitman's Sampler on: March 13, 2015 10:37:16 PM
Thanks for the great compliments.  I'm a chocoholic but don't really like to eat this type of candy.  My preference is the very dark (85%) bars or European chocolates.

I also appreciate the lesson in chocolate history & the squiggle system.  I first learned about its existence at a chocolate factory in Alaska but didn't learn the details so my candy has it's own squiggle code.

Yes, I made the patterns myself but there are others available on the internet.  I've added my patterns to the post above with very brief instructions.     
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